Thursday, March 08, 2007

PodCast Cramping

No, this is not a subject built around what happens to you when listening to too many podcasts. Cramping is an painful issue most endurance athletes have had to deal with at one time or another.

Dr. Stoddard was interviewed on and gives some very helpful information on the topic of cramping. Enjoy!

Friday, February 23, 2007

Podcast Galore!

I've been working for a while now getting Dr. Stoddard lined up for various podcasts in order to spread our education about hydration and electrolyte balance. Well, all the "connecting the dots" has finally paid off.

Dr. Stoddard has just had his first podcast released on It's going to be a series and it started off with an introduction on who he is and how his product came about. Further episodes in this series will cover heat related illnesses and what is needed to overcome and help prevent them.

We will also be spreading the series around on other podcasts, although I'm sure they won't be exactly the same. The other's you can find us on later this spring and summer will be The FredCast, Crooked Cog, and Simply Stu. Keep on the lookout for them as the information to be had can be used to make your training and competing in the heat the best you've had yet. Cheers!

Monday, February 19, 2007

Mas O Manos Ultra Endurance MTB Race

Weather wise, this year's Mas O Manos sure beat last year's. It wasn't a whole lot warmer, but at least the sun was out. E load(TM) was the official course drink for the race and I heard a lot of great feedback about it.
There were 425 people competing and those who didn't come missed out on the biggest prize purse offered from any of the USA Cyling Ultra Endurance MTB Calendar events! If you're one of the people who missed it, you'd better block your time out for next year's event.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Medion Corporation Completes Transfer of Sales and Marketing to Bike Mine in U.S.

Medion Corporation, makers of e load™ Heat Endurance Formula, EMEND™ Heat Recovery Formula and Zone Caps™ Electrolyte Sustainer has announced that the transfer of their sales and marketing to Bike Mine for the U.S. is complete.

Darren Zielinski, National Sales Manager for Medion Corporation’s U.S. Division has fulfilled his contract to train Bike Mine’s sales staff as well as establish a brand position and marketing plan for the future. “It has been an honor and a blessing to have worked with the founders of Medion Corporation. I am privileged to have been given the opportunity to bring such an amazing group of products to the U.S. market and my fellow athletes. I fully believe in the capabilities of Bike Mine and their staff to spread the education behind the product as well. I will continue keep the company close to me as a lifelong, trusting consumer of their products.” Sharon Ellis and Douglas Stoddard M.D, the founding owners of Medion, have enjoyed a working relationship with Darren spanning several years. “Darren has been instrumental in our success in the U.S and an exemplary ambassador for our brands. His drive, dedication and enthusiasm are remarkable. We wish him the very best in his future endeavors.”

Darren Zielinski’s contract with Medion Corporation will end February 28th. Darren will make a move to fill a similar role within the industry beginning in March. Official announcements of this move will be soon to come.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Sodium In Your Face

A couple of weeks ago I put on a hydration presentation at a training camp for the guys of Southwest CycleSport in Austin. I never would have guessed how my presentation would have touched home with another presenter in attendance that night. It was truly amazing.

Keith Williams, president of Williams Cycling was there to talk about his new company and the wheels he's selling. He was also there in support of a new women's pro team which is tied in with Southwest Cyclesport, Team Healthcoach/TravelGirl.

After pointing out during my presentation that all sport drinks have fallen critically short on electrolyte replenishment, especially sodium (until e load(TM) came along), Keith announced to the group that lack of sodium is what started him into the wheel business. He used to race road bikes but suffered heart damage due to sodium depletion. Keith now wears a pacemaker and can never race again.

I am one who believes that everything happens for a reason. Maybe Keith's future lies in making some of the most innovative race wheels the world has ever seen! Maybe his story is one that should be told in tandem with what we have been educating people on about hydration and electrolyte replenishment. It certainly says volumes for what can happen. Take note, please. This can happen to anyone. We can prevent it with education and e load(TM). Peace!

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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

How Austin Does Winter

Well it's not quite a winter wonderland but this is about as close as it gets here in Austin Texas! We actually did see some snow flakes coming down, big ones, almost the size of a fist. I thought for a moment that the sky had rabies or someone was flying overhead with a foam machine.
The last time we had anything like this was 2 years ago. The kids went wild then too, go figure. Not only did they get to experience something they've almost never seen before but they got to have MORE time off of school. As a matter of fact, when this happens in Austin the whole city shuts down. It's pathetic. Lucky for me, my commute to work is from the bedroom to the front office in our home. If I did have to leave for anything today I wouldn't be able to anyway because my car is incased in a half inch thick sheet of ice. Some parts were as thick as an inch!
Later today this is supposed to go away and then we'll have to wait another 2-5 years for this to happen again... thankfully!

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Bitch-Kittie Buck-O-Rama

Fellow blogger, friend and e load(TM) fanatic Bitch Kittie needs some help in getting herself and her friend Sunshine down to Austin for the Muddy Buddy which takes place this coming May.

If you've never heard of the Muddy Buddy, let me explain. It's a duathlon (running and mountain biking) event where a team is made up of two people. There are obstacles to negotiate and you are supposed to get muddy. You must wear a helmet so that too much mud doesn't get in your hair and no one under 14 years of age is allowed, I guess because it's a "dirty" race. From the pictures on the website it appears as though hugging and smearing each other with mud is required. Hmmm, sound's like a great spectator sport to me!

Anyway, Bitch Kittie said that anyone throwing a few bucks at her to help out will get huge press and be featured on her official hot pink Verona Vagina/Bitch Kittie tshirts. I'm sure that she would be happy to provide dirty pictures of herself and Sunshine to any sponsors after the event. Email her at if you're interested.

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